Community development programmes have been at the core of Shell’s commitment to Iraq (and Basrah) since our involvement with our Joint Venture Basrah Gas Company .Shell has been the first IOC in modern Iraq to deliver an Impact Assessment that included community consultations according to industry and international standards.

For more information on our social investment in Basra gas company.

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What sustainability means at Shell

For Shell, sustainability means providing essential energy for a growing population, while respecting people, their safety and the environment.


Shell provides energy in a responsible way, helping the world move towards a future in which the energy used causes minimal impact on the planet.


We aim to be a good neighbour wherever we work, by contributing to the well-being of nearby communities.


We are committed to delivering energy responsibly and safely, preventing harm to our employees, contractors, local communities and the environment.


Doing business in a clear, open way is a commitment we work hard to keep, and we promote transparency where possible throughout our industry.


We have voluntarily reported – openly and honestly - on our environmental and social performance since 1997.